Andreesen Horowitz

  • Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech

    Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech

    Headset-based VR and AR may be a bit slower out of the gates than many had hoped, but investors are still pouring money into startups looking to change how consumers interact with the digital world. Leap Motion, a hand-tracking company based in San Francisco, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. The startup has raised nearly $95 million to date. Read More

  • VR social productivity app Bigscreen raises $3M in round led by Andreessen Horowitz

    VR social productivity app Bigscreen raises $3M in round led by Andreessen Horowitz

    While there is much ink spilled over the hunt for VR’s “killer app,” over the past year a number of social apps have emerged out of the VR community that seek to highlight the unparalleled opportunities for collaboration offered by VR. One of the first to balance the potential for fun and productivity is Bigscreen. The company, which has achieved sizable popularity amongst… Read More

  • Andreessen: “I feel 50 pounds lighter” without Twitter

    Andreessen: “I feel 50 pounds lighter” without Twitter

    Speaking at a Strictly VC event in Palo Alto, noted venture capital investor Marc Andreessen talked about why he abruptly quit Twitter this week. “I feel 50 pounds lighter” without it, he quipped. “I feel free as a bird,” Andreessen added, seemingly referencing Twitter’s logo. His departure came as a surprise to some because for a time, he was extremely active on… Read More

  • Good news for the mutual fund company that holds the most unicorn stakes! Wait . . .

    Good news for the mutual fund company that holds the most unicorn stakes! Wait . . .

    A new report may have mutual fund investors beaming right now — and traditional venture investors sniggering. According to new research from the data company Pitchbook, Fidelity Investments has assembled stakes in 24 “unicorn” startups. That’s more than any venture firm. Fidelity’s peer and rival, T. Rowe Price, isn’t doing too shabbily on the same front. Read More

  • Nootrobox wants to boost your brain power with vitamin D

    Nootrobox wants to boost your brain power with vitamin D

    Who needs the sun? Many Silicon Valley startups pride themselves on long, grueling work hours, toiling from the crack of dawn until late into the night. But that work pride has a toll — they likely suffer from a serious lack of vitamin D. Most U.S. office workers do these days and Nootrobox co-founder Geoff Woo says that’s affecting our brains. Vitamin D plays an important role… Read More

  • In Advance of Next Fund, Andreessen Horowitz Brings Aboard Martin Casado As GP

    In Advance of Next Fund, Andreessen Horowitz Brings Aboard Martin Casado As GP

    Andreessen Horowitz’s team continues to grow and change. Today, the Sand Hill Road firm is announcing the appointment of its newest and ninth general partner: Martin Casado, the cofounder and CTO of Nicira and a pioneer of so-called software defined networking; Nicera was among the first companies to decouple software from networking hardware, allowing companies to see greater… Read More

  • Andreessen Horowitz GP Scott Weiss Won’t Be Investing Next Fund

    Andreessen Horowitz GP Scott Weiss Won’t Be Investing Next Fund

    This morning, former IronPort Systems cofounder and CEO Scott Weiss announced that he’s no longer going to be investing in new companies on behalf of Andreessen Horowitz, the Sand Hill Road venture firm. Weiss had joined AH in March 2011 as its fourth general partner. Weiss isn’t the first partner to step back at the now 6.5-year-old firm. Its third general partner after… Read More

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    Andreessen Horowitz Gets A New GP, And A New Fund

    Andreessen Horowitz Gets A New GP, And A New Fund

    Andreessen Horowitz is making a big move into biotech, and it’s using a $200 million new fund called the AH Bio Fund – and new general partner, Vijay Pande — to plant its stake in the ground. The fund will be used to invest in mostly early-stage startups at the intersection of computer science and life sciences. It’s the first sector-focused fund for Andreessen… Read More